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that the abolitionists used and we were having a conference in the fall. we were writing a book i think in which we were going to try to make public and marshall the kind of religious resources that might prove to be useful in helping to cultivate a mass movement against mass incarceration akin to the kind of mass movement that we had going on 200 years ago against slavery. .. >> thank you. it is a pleasure to be back. ladies and gentlemen, also my lovely wife, a delighted to be here. "mayday" is a form of french for help me. when the aviator's declare an emergency and request help. is it chose this as the title for the book which is a subject of this afternoon's event because our seapower is in trouble. the last official statement of u.s. maritime strategy was published six years ago with the acknowledgement of usc powers traditional role as hater nuclear and conventional deterrence projecting power a and responding to of crisis and a 2007 strategy emphasizes cooperation with other navies in humanitarian missions. these documents help to prevent wars and policy that is inconsistent with the policy of t
delve into the scientific literature and what history has to teach us? what would be the equivalent of some kind of massive destruction caused by the force that we don't understand? and i came upon the idea of mass extinction which are indeed the worst kind of disaster that could ever happen to the planet. and the more i research them, the more i read scientific papers and talk to scientists on a realized that actually one of the characteristics of the mass extinction is that there are survivors. and that is when i began to change haloid understood what this book was going to be about. so let me start by telling you a little bit about the destruction a mass extinction is actually a scientific term of art, which refers to any event where more than 75% of all species on the planet by out, and usually these take about a million years. and so when you look at them they are taking place in geological times. they are not a quick thing that we can see in a human lifetime. and one of the things that links pretty much all of the mass extinctions -- and there have been five of them so far in
] >> about every 40 years someone comes in to try to dominate the afghan scene and control it to use it for its own purposes. there have been periods of afghan history with the rulers of afghanistan have taken advantage of the geographical position of afghanistan to play a neutrality card using stuff favoritism to one global power to play that begins the possibility of leading to the other global power to keep both at day and this is the diplomatic strategy of successful afghan rulers whenever there have been any and the cold war is a notable period both the u.s.s.r. and the united states were interested in those competing to enlarge their influence in the country and somehow because of the counterbalancing of these forces there was a period when afghans were in control of their own destiny and during that period of use of modernization and change that was more rapid and it dramatic then you have seen anywhere in this country. that period ended when the pendulum of trying to swing back and forth started to swing so fast and so far it finally crashed in the country succumbed to the cr
god, who are you to tell us this? are why don't you go back to your own country if you don't like it? and my answer to that is, i'm a great citizen of the united states. not just an average citizen, but i am much, i do things that average citizens would not be. and i'm a great afghan. him and afghan american, but i may human race and had to represent decent people. so that's what i tell them, and don't be judgmental. so i wasn't called -- i was called doctor liber in san diego. and a lady got a little upset i guess what she knew about afghanistan, and one of the questions was, so what the people of afghanistan want? it was really, i say great question. i said what would you like in life? i really want to know what you want in life. i said, the home, bread, you know, three meals and all that. well, great. i said, that's exactly what the people of afghanistan want. are rough on the head, i said not three meals, how about one meal a day? that's not even available. so i think that's what they want to but it's how things are prioritized in the world. that's how politicians are prioritizin
. >> host: joining us is doug casey. who are you? >> guest: i am best known as an author but i make my living as a speculator in the marketplace. >> host: what books have you written? >> guest: i wrote to the international man in 1976 a guidebook to the world of the last current year of personal freedom and financial opportunity it became the largest selling books i went there during a war and opened the telephone book to see what was going on and i called them up and became the media personality. >> host: your book of 1979? >> guest: that was crisis investing writed 1978. subtitle profits opportunities during the great depression in 81 '04 82 with interest rates and gold going over $800 but it did not turn into a depression fortunately but this time 30 years after the fact the economy is much more precarious than it was in the late '70s. we're in for some very serious times. >> host: white you think it is precarious? >> everything the government is doing it is not the right thing but exactly the opposite and i will go further to say the problem the american economy has the baker is a
think that we will try to make public to marshal the religious resources that might prove useful in helping to cultivate a mass movement against mass incarceration that we have going on a 200 years ago against slavery. i await to myself to be engaged in these practices in some way. >> host: we weren't just about at the end of our time. thank you again for the book which i think is a necessary voice and final contribution to these conversations. for any of us that might be concerned about the politics of mass incarceration. thank you for the concert -- conversation. >> for those of a certain age now is a familiar face and this is kennedy. mtv vj, kennedy, what is your full name? >> lisa kennedy montgomery. lisa montgomery was to log for the radio i started a los angeles 1991 so it was the virgin kennedy that was at a big alternative radio station. >> host: how did you get to mtv? >> guest: my boss, let's get that. people give me a hard time for being naked on a horse. i am not naked on a horse. that is a dante. back off people. my boss hired me when he went t me when he went to go
and internet audiences and invite everybody to visit us online at www.commonwealthclub.org. now it's my pleasure to introduce our distinguished speakers. tamim ansary was born in kabul where his father was university professor and his american mother taught english. time to left for the u.s. in 1964. is a writer, lecturer, teacher and editor. he has written several noteworthy books and awarding books including again, "games without rules." he will sign this book after the program. atta arghandiwal was also born in kabul. his father was a prominent military officer in lead. after high school, atta served in the afghan air force. in the political situation change in the 1980s and the russians invade, atta fled to germany and came to you is what is enjoyed a successful banking career. like tamim, he was shocked by 9/11. he visited afghanistan recently and you can read about his amazing journey back to afghanistan in his book, "lost decency: the untold afghan story." you also sign the book after the program. i think it is program will be very interesting. you may hear different perspective
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